Health & Wellness Features
Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana
CHICAGO (AP) -- An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use....
Doctor-to-doctor donation: Kidney saves sick colleague
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- It's not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor's life....
Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
CHICAGO (AP) -- As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions....
Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide of mine waste shut down one of Bosnia's main highways Saturday and raised fears of further flooding....
Draft GOP health care bill revamps Obama's health care law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners....
Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people....
Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....
Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) -- George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination....
Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight....
Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you....
Within Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed $30 billion state budget, is a new tax on state lottery winnings over $600. Previously exempted to give an incentive to play, as lottery proceeds benefits senior citizen programs. However Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit and Wolf projects taxing state lottery winnings at 3.7% should bring $15 million in additional revenues. The federal government withholds taxes on lottery winnings, and Pennsylvanians are required to pays taxes on money won in other state's lottery. Given the budget deficit do you think
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